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Campbell, Kathleen; Carpenter, Kimberly L. H.; Hashemi, Jordan; Espinosa, Steven; Marsan, Samuel; Borg, Jana Schaich; Chang, Zhuoqing; Qiu, Qiang; Vermeer, Saritha; Adler, Elizabeth; Tepper, Mariano; Egger, Helen L.; Baker, Jeffery P.; Sapiro, Guillermo; Dawson, Geraldine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To demonstrate the capability of computer vision analysis to detect atypical orienting and attention behaviors in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. One hundred and four toddlers of 16-31 months old (mean = 22) participated in this study. Twenty-two of the toddlers had autism spectrum disorder and 82 had typical development or developmental…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Toddlers, Video Technology
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Scahill, Lawrence; Aman, Michael G.; Lecavalier, Luc; Halladay, Alycia K.; Bishop, Somer L.; Bodfish, James W.; Grondhuis, Sabrina; Jones, Nancy; Horrigan, Joseph P.; Cook, Edwin H.; Handen, Benjamin L.; King, Bryan H.; Pearson, Deborah A.; McCracken, James T.; Sullivan, Katherine Anne; Dawson, Geraldine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors vary widely in type, frequency, and intensity among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. They can be stigmatizing and interfere with more constructive activities. Accordingly, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors may be a target of intervention. Several standardized…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Problems, Repetition
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Faja, Susan; Dawson, Geraldine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
We explored internal control of behavior using direct observation and parent report. Previous research has found that both the delay of gratification task and parent-reported effortful control predict later social ability and more positive outcomes in typically developing children. Children with autism spectrum disorder have previously been…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Control
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Anagnostou, Evdokia; Jones, Nancy; Huerta, Marisela; Halladay, Alycia K.; Wang, Paul; Scahill, Lawrence; Horrigan, Joseph P.; Kasari, Connie; Lord, Cathy; Choi, Dennis; Sullivan, Katherine; Dawson, Geraldine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Social communication impairments are a core deficit in autism spectrum disorder. Social communication deficit is also an early indicator of autism spectrum disorder and a factor in long-term outcomes. Thus, this symptom domain represents a critical treatment target. Identifying reliable and valid outcome measures for social communication across a…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Yudell, Michael; Tabor, Holly K.; Dawson, Geraldine; Rossi, John; Newschaffer, Craig – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Autism spectrum disorders are an issue of increasing public health significance. The incidence of autism spectrum disorders has been increasing in recent years, and they are associated with significant personal and financial impacts for affected persons and their families. In recent years, a large number of scientific studies have been undertaken,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Public Health
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Estes, Annette; Munson, Jeffrey; Dawson, Geraldine; Koehler, Elizabeth; Zhou, Xiao-Hua; Abbott, Robert – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Parents of children with developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), are at risk for high levels of distress. The factors contributing to this are unclear. This study investigated how child characteristics influence maternal parenting stress and psychological distress. Participants consisted of mothers and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children